This Week in History - World War II declared.
(photo credit: ARCHIVE)
"Stand firm and calm and unite in this time of trial." This was King George VI's message to his people of the British Empire upon declaring war on Adolf Hitler in September, 1939. On September 4, The Palestine Post reported the outbreak of the Anglo-French war against the Nazi tyranny in Germany following the German air onslaught on Poland just a few days earlier.